Redmi Note 7 is likely to debut in India soon, as Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has teased its launch. The smartphone was launched in China with a 48-megapixel camera sensor earlier this month. Alongside the advanced camera sensor, the Redmi Note 7 comes as the first model of the ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’ sub-brand. Xiaomi notably teased the launch of the Redmi Note 7 Pro at the Redmi Note 7 event that could also make way to the Indian market in the coming days. At this point, it is unclear if Xiaomi plans to release both Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India, or just one of these phones.
Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain on Thursday tweeted his image along with Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun holding the Redmi Note 7 in his hand. The tweet also includes upside down text that specifies the arrival of the 48-megapixel camera phone.
Redmi Note 7 specifications
The Redmi Note 7 was unveiled in China earlier this month with a starting price of CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,500) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage option. The USP of the new phone is indeed its 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor that sits on the dual rear camera setup, along with an f/1.8 aperture and another 5-megapixel sensor. The Redmi Note 7 also comes as the first model of the ‘Redmi by Xiaomi’ sub-brand.
At the time unveiling the Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi also teased the launch of the Redmi Note 7 Pro that is set to come with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor at the back. The smartphone is rumoured to come under the Redmi by Xiaomi sub-brand next month – sometime around the Chinese New Year.
Unlike the Redmi Note 7 that has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is rumoured to come with the all-new Snapdragon 675 SoC. The smartphone is also speculated to carry a price tag of CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,700).
Given Xiaomi’s past trends, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is likely to be the handset that will debut in India in the coming days. The smartphone will come as a successor to the Redmi Note 6 Pro ₹ 13,165 that was launched in the country back in November last year.
Redmi Note 7
|Release date||January 2019|
|Launched in India||No|
|Dimensions (mm)||159.21 x 75.21 x 8.10|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Fast charging||Quick Charge|
|Colours||Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue, and Bright black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.30|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Snapdragon 660|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.6-micron) + 5-megapixel|
|Operating system||Android Oreo|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|